From high fashion to gritty street life in a new exhibit at the Furman Gallery
“It’s Official: Models Look Good” the New York Times drolly noted in a Style piece yesterday about the opening of “The Model As Muse” at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5th. It’s true that beautiful women have inspired some incredible artistic photography over the years. But sometimes it’s interesting to examine what happens outside the hot lights of a professional photography studio. And that’s what you can do during the latest exhibit at the Walter Reade’s Furman Gallery.
Just Loomis: Walk Away, 10 Years of Photographs runs May 2-25, and explores the work of an accomplished fashion photographer after he left the business and began to get in touch with the less glamorous side of life.
There’s still much beauty to be found in this diverse collection of nearly a hundred photographs from two decades, but it’s a different kind of beauty that often catches the viewer by surprise: a warm glow off the the contours of an old pair of shoes or a trio of boys standing stock-still.
And a note to all you aficionados of high culture and free booze: you’re invited to the artist’s reception on Wednesday May 6th at 6PM.
The Furman Gallery is adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater and is free and open to the public daily from 1:30-6.